Tom Burkard is a Visiting Professor at the University of Derby School of Education, and is one of Britain’s leading authorities on synthetic phonics. After teaching remedial literacy skills at Costessey High School in Norwich, he wrote the Sound Foundations decoding
and spelling programmes. These are now used in well over 1,000 primary and secondary schools in the UK (www.soundfoundations.co.uk). He is the author of numerous articles and policy documents on education.
Contact: 01603 881158
Colin McKenzie has achieved excellent results in Physics to GCSE and Chemistry to A Level for the last 12 years. He has trained teachers in basic literacy skills and provided resourced packages for scientific literacy and numeracy. As well as being Head of Chemistry and Key Stage 3 at Netherhall School in Cumbria, he has a proven track record of leading intervention programmes to improve pupil performance and school results at West Lakes Academy. He now teaches at Pendle Vale College in Lancashire.
Contact: 07521 178228